Assistant Professor of Biology

  • Southern Utah University
  • Cedar City, UT
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description


Job Description:

The Department of Biology at Southern Utah University invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. This may be filled as a tenure-track or non tenure-track position. We seek outstanding, highly motivated candidates that demonstrate teaching excellence and are committed to the development of our students. The successful candidate will teach a variety of lecture and lab courses in Cadaveric Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Pathophysiology. The start date is anticipated for Spring semester 2022 or Fall semester 2022.

First consideration of applications will begin August 20, 2021

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teach lecture and lab courses in Cadaveric Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Pathophysiology.
    • Multiple sections of these courses are taught by different faculty members in a collaborative and supportive environment under a faculty course coordinator.
  2. Additional teaching assignments may be made based on department need.
  3. Professional service on departmental and university committees is also required.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds or research interests that complement current strengths in the department and that can develop an active undergraduate research program that results in presentations and publications.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum qualifications:

  • A terminal degree (Ph.D., D.Sc., etc.) in Biology or related field is required for the tenure track position. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by start date. For the Non Tenure-track position a minimum of a Master's degree is required.

Desired qualifications:

  1. Prior undergraduate teaching experience.
  2. Experience teaching and working with human cadavers.
  3. Experience using varied teaching and assessment techniques.
  4. Demonstrated experience and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate research.
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with colleagues in an undergraduate academic setting.

Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • One example syllabus for a Human Anatomy Lecture course
  • One example Syllabus for a Human Anatomy Lab course
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Copies of Teaching Evaluations (optional, but preferred)
  • Contact information for 3 professional references with one speaking to teaching ability (applicants will be notified before references are contacted)

Additional information may be requested (i.e. documentation of teaching effectiveness, lecture activities, and laboratory activities).

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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